NASA Endeavour set to undock, next stop Earth

By Michael Cooney, Network World |  Business, NASA

• The11 astronauts and cosmonauts on the docked vehicles received a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama, who was accompanied at the White House by a dozen middle school students from across the country who are in Washington, D.C. for a national engineering competition.

Once Endeavor lands, attention will be moved to the space shuttle Discovery currently scheduled to launch on April 5. According to NASA Discovery will deliver a multi-purpose logistics module filled with science racks to be transferred to laboratories on the ISS. The mission will feature three spacewalks to replace an ammonia tank assembly, retrieve a Japanese experiment from the station’s exterior and switch out a rate gyro assembly, NASA said.

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